Blue Cross Arena Rochester, New York 6. september 2013 9568 / 14000 Your commentators are Michael Cole and JBL
Introduction: Stephanie & Triple H welcomes everyone to the first ever Main Event! Tonight, we would see a 12-man Battle Royal. The winner would get a bye to the semi-finals of the WOW World Title tournament. They introduce some of the contestants, Rob van Dam, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, The Wyatt Family and Sheamus! Then, John Cena's music plays. Cena is angry that he isn't mentioned, and angry that he was drafted by Triple H. He wanted to stay in the WWE with Vince, who was the real boss of wrestling, not an upstart like Triple H or a brat like Stephanie. He also berates the fans, telling them that it is apparent that they hate him, but that's ok. He hates them too! Triple H keeps his composure, wishing him luck in the Battle Royal tonight.
Rating: $$ ¾
AJ and Natalya in cat fight!: AJ Lee skips around backstage, trying to cozy up to first Jack Swagger, then Kofi Kingston and finally Sheamus. She gets rejected by all of them. Natalya comes by, asking AJ how she will fare here when she doesn't have a boyfriend to cling to. She calls AJ a gold-digger, to which AJ responds by slapping Nattie. They start to scuffle, but Booker T comes by and breaks it up - telling them to take it to the ring later on.
Rating: $$ ½
Alberto Del Rio defeated Dean Ambrose in 8:11 when Alberto locked in the Cross Armbar.
Rollins and Reigns were ringside as well, and before the match, Ambrose told the fans that they were here to make sure that corporate greed didn't get the best of this company, like in certain other promotions. They were here to fight for the little guy, to make sure justice prevailed. Del Rio dominated most of the match, but was prevented from cheating by the Shield. This allowed Ambrose some offense, but the wily Mexican pulled off the win anyway after poking the eyes of Ambrose. The Shield let him leave, but warned him about his cheating ways.
Match rating: **
John Cena interview: Renee Young stands by with John Cena. Cena says that he is tired of being the good guy, sick of being the hero. He has sacrificed so much of his life and his health for the fans, who has only spat on him anyway. If he's going to be in a dump like this, he is at least going to be at the top. He promises to win the Battle Royal later tonight, and go straight to the semi finals of the WOW World Title tournament. Then he would jump ship, go back to Vince and dump the title in the trash!
Rating: $$ ¾
Natalya defeated AJ Lee in 6:46 when Natalya rolled AJ up.
An even contest between these two. AJ tried her shenanigans early on, but the veteran managed to survive attempts from AJ to hit the Shining Wizard. AJ kicked out of the Sharpshooter attempt and hit a Black Widow. Nattie reached the ropes, and hit an O'Connor roll soon thereafter for the win. AJ was furious afterwards!
Match rating: ** ¾
Tons of Funk have some fun!: Backstage, Tons of Funk and the Funkadactyls are playing loud music and dancing, happy to be here at WOW, hoping that Triple H will put some effort into a decent tag team division. Zeb Colter and the All-Americans interrupt their party, calling it obscene and noisy. Swagger says that if and when Triple H institutes some tag-team titles, the All-Americans will win it. Cesaro then challenges any one of the Tons of Funk to a one-on-one match tonight - against Jack Swagger! Lord Tensai agrees.
Rating: $$ ¼
Wade Barrett defeated R-Truth in 6:47 when Wade hit the Bull Hammer.
Wade blitzed R-Truth from behind when he sang the "What's Up?" song. R-Truth recovered from the early onslaught, but the Brit would come victorious from this match. After the match, Wade demanded to be included in the World Title tournament.
Match rating: ***
McMahons over their heads: Backstage, Stephanie and Triple H discuss whether or not John Cena will be a problem. Stephanie wants to just get rid of him right away, but Triple H says that John is good for business, he just needs to stop trashing his company. Stephanie asks who he thinks can handle Cena. Triple H says he will make some calls and bring in someone he knows has the experience to handle him.
Rating: $$ ½
Lord Tensai defeated Jack Swagger in 5:12 with the Ichiban.
There was a plethora of people around the ring, and it didn't take long for Zeb and Cesaro to get involved in the match, tripping Tensai. Brodus and the Funkadactyls took offense, and when Cesaro tried a sleazy pick-up line on Cameron, he was promptly slapped. Inside the ring, Tensai used his strength to turn the tide in his favor, finishing off Swagger with the Ichiban choke bomb
Match rating: **
Del Rio confident: Backstage, Renee Young caught up with Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio said that he had a busy night. He had just defeated Dean Ambrose, and he was just about to win the Battle Royal. He still had some time to show Renee his new car, which he bought for the sign-on fee given him by Triple H. Del Rio said there was nobody who could keep him from fulfilling his destiny and becoming the first WOW World Champion.
Rating: $$ ¼
John Cena won a battle royal in 15:58. - Luke Harper eliminated Fandango at 0:06. - Rob van Dam eliminated Brodus Clay at 1:08. - Antonio Cesaro eliminated Seth Rollins at 2:16. - Rob van Dam eliminated Alberto Del Rio at 4:17. - Kofi Kingston eliminated Erick Rowan at 6:21. - Sheamus eliminated Bray Wyatt at 6:31. - Luke Harper eliminated Sheamus at 6:35. - Kofi Kingston eliminated Luke Harper at 10:41. - Rob van Dam eliminated Antonio Cesaro at 10:50. - John Cena eliminated Kofi Kingston at 12:56. - John Cena eliminated Rob van Dam at 15:58.
Cena did as he promised, eliminating Rob van Dam last to win this Battle Royal and send him on his way to the semi finals. Cena was actually ejected from the ring early on, but it was between the ropes. Instead of entering again, he sat down with Cole and JBL, annoucing the match! It was just when it was only Kofi and RvD left that he was forced to enter the ring, as Kofi and RvD went out to get him! Their teamwork didn't work so well though, and Cena was able to throw out Kingston. Being the freshest man in the ring, RvD couldn't quite cope. The Wyatt Family was a formidable force as well, but Sheamus, Kofi and RvD teamed up to battle them - Sheamus almost sacrificing himself to evict Bray. Del Rio didn't last too long either, and the Mexican promised RvD retribution!
Match rating: **
Overall card rating: ** ½
OK, everything went really great with the booking part. I used Booker T as a road agent for the Wade Barrett vs R-Truth match, and it certainly helped I think. I used Triple H as a road agent for Tensai vs Swagger, but I forgot to create a "backstage export" of Triple H separate from his (possibly) in-ring export. Since road agents help the matches according to their work rate, a backstage export of Triple H needs a higher work rate than the in-ring Triple H.
I had to heavily edit the Battle Royal of course, but that's nothing new.
Suggestion: Is it possible to book the Battle Royal elimination by elimination? I'm not sure if that is time saving at all compared to editing though..
While it wouldn't "break" anything on the user end to allow it, it would require a MAJOR (almost complete) rewrite of the battle royal/royal rumble match engine. While I'm not saying I won't do it, I wouldn't expect it anytime soon. Plus it'd be pretty similar to what you're doing now, entering the text manually.
It's also cool to see someone else running with AWE. I always like the simpler circuits, so the fact that it's more "barebones" than TNAW is fine by me.
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2013 11:54:08 GMT -5 by Carlzilla
I really wanted to try Cena as a heel. Since I am not putting 100% into this, I guess he can feel a little basic. He is more or less bitter towards the fans and tired of being a hero. Since money is not a factor in fantasy-booking, I can take that liberty :-)